If you’re not living under a rock, you know that the Wonder Woman movie has been busting box office records and garnering critical praise. I haven’t seen it, but if the reviews are any indication, this is one to see on the big screen.
What makes Wonder Woman special and unique among super hero movies is not only that a woman is taking the lead role (Gal Gadot), but the film was also directed by a woman (Patty Jenkins) and has a strong female cast making up the primary characters (Robin Wright, Connie Nielson, Elena Anaya). It’s also refreshing to see a female super hero who doesn’t rely solely on her sensuality to exhibit her strength. I truly believe that the gender and ethnic diversity of this film is what allows for the depth and nuance that has made this movie so successful.
Other impressive facts? Gal Gadot served in the Israeli army and was pregnant when she filmed parts of the film. Wonder Woman was also selected by the United Nations as its Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, which was intended to promote gender equality and empowerment of women and girls.
This film is a wonderful response to the often-uttered complaint that female-led movies simply can’t be as successful. I think the awards, accolades, and praise for Wonder Woman speak volumes about just how untrue that is. For that, Wonder Woman gets this week’s Friday Spotlight.
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